On late Monday, Apple in a press release announced that they are rebranding WWDC as Apple Developer to increase its utility and provide content year-round to the developers.
“Starting today, the WWDC app is now the Apple Developer app and delivers in-depth information from Apple experts all year round. Stay up to date with the latest developer news, informative videos, WWDC content, and more. Developers in the U.S. can also use the app to conveniently enroll in the Apple Developer Program on iPhone or iPad, with enrollment in additional countries and regions becoming available over time. And since membership is provided as an auto-renewable subscription, keeping your account active is easy.”
The WWDC app was introduced to help the attendants of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, which takes place every year in June near the apple headquarters, find all the resources they need for the event. It would provide information, articles, news, scheduling, and videos from the event. Apple has continuously made changes to the app every year to improve its utility, such as adding new videos and articles, even if it had nothing to do with the event. It even made it adaptable to the latest Apple hardware, such as Apple TV and Apple Watch. But despite the changes, the app was most linked with the Worldwide Developers Conference. Hence, Apple decided to give the app a new name that would make it relevant throughout the year.
Apple hasn’t just changed the name to make it sound applicable all year long. It even plans to make it more useful for developers. The rebranded app features stories, videos, and news from developers. Users can also browse videos from past WWDC events and can even download them to watch online. Along with the content, Apple has also added a discover tab, and of course, a better search interface. There’s also support for the Korean language and Dark Mode. Apple has also promised to keep the app updated with educational videos, developer stories, and news.
Please note, ‘Apple Developer App’ will continue to provide information on WWDC, allowing users to sign up, keep tabs on the schedule and watch live stream.
‘Apple Developer App’ can be downloaded for free, but enrolling would cost you $99 per annum. The minimum requirements for downloading and running the ‘Apple Developer App’ include watch iOS 5. 0, and iOS 12.4 or later. ‘Apple Developer App’ is compatible with iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, and iPod Touch.
Do you think the new ‘Apple Developer App’ would provide people more timely info than they had before? Is there a possibility that even WWDC would be renamed to Apple Developer Conference? We might have to wait a bit longer to see the leap if it ever happens.